You set a goal, and in the first few days, you’re committed to achieving it. Maybe you stick to the plan a little longer, over a few weeks. But, as time passes, things start getting in the way, excuses pile up and you start getting distracted. You lose interest, and alas, you never reach what you set out to do.
It’s something that almost all of us are guilty of, especially around January 1, when you write up that list of new year’s resolutions. You probably write down things like lose weight, stop smoking, be a nicer person, etc. But you know what? Even the University of Scranton found that a paltry 8% of us ever achieve our new year’s resolutions, while 92% fail miserably.
Bluntly put, we’re quitters, but it’s not because our goals are so unattainable. You can definitely achieve what you want to achieve because it is realistic and within reach. Honest. It’s just a matter of changing your perspective.
The secret to achieving your goals
The biggest reason why you quit is because you don’t think what you’re doing is working, since you don’t see any results from your efforts. Plus, your goals may appear to you as overwhelmingly beyond your reach. So, how do you fix that?
It’s the little things that count
All you have to do is set your goals smaller and be very specific about them, so you can reach them more easily. As you reach each goal, and master it, add another.
For example, if you’re trying to lose 10 pounds, try this: first switch your daily calorie-laden frappucino with a low-fat lightly sweetened latte. Do this for a couple of days until you’re comfortable adding something more, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Next, get off the couch and do something you enjoy that’s more physical. Keep going like this, baby steps at a time, until one day, you notice that your pants are looser and you need a smaller pair. Trust me, as long as you’re specific and gradual, it works!
Make sure to write them down so you can track your progress. Then, when you’re feeling down, you can always check out your progress and how far you’ve come. After all, it’s the little things that count. Imagine how much closer you’ll be to your ultimate goal by the end of the year if you start now!
So, what are you waiting for?
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